J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 4th April 2012

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. YES Weekly's Ryan Snyder stopped by for our montly Indie/Rock Roundtable, which sadly, will probably be our last one before the station goes off the air for the summer. Thought we had some fun talking new Paul Weller and Delta Spirit, so tune into the podcast to get our nuanced thoughts on the new albums from both.

This was a fun show all in all and I didn't get nearly enough time to get to all the new music I had. So let's go. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 4th April 2012 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Screaming Females - "It All Means Nothing" [from ugly. i think i played a song or two off of this band's last album, so we'll hear a bit more. good, dirty rock and roll.]
Dilated Peoples - "Work the Angles" [from their debut, the platform. i know i pull this song out with too much regularity, but it looks like it was last summer when last i played it. so there.]
Weird Dreams - "Hurt so Bad" [from choreography. a bit of classic rock pop sounds embedded in this. we'll hear more.]
Pop Will Eat Itself - "Wise Up! Sucker" [from this is the day..this is the hour..this is this. between dilated peoples' reference to the baseball furies and the sampled shout of "wise up!" in this song, that made two allusions to the warriors in my first set. i did not plan that. i'm just that good subconsciously, i guess.]
Chromatics - "Kill For Love" [the title track from their latest. a rather lengthy record and i really like what i've heard so far.]
New Order - "Age of Consent" [by request. from power, corruption and lies. caller wanted to hear "blue monday" which was also on this album, but the station's vinyl copy is missing "blue monday." any clues why this would be the case?]
Dr. John - "Ice Age" [from locked down, the legend's new album produced by dan auerbach of the black keys. we might hear another song or two.]
Bash and Pop - "Friday Night (Is Killing Me)" [the title track from their one and only album. you've heard me rant on about this record enough over the years, but if you haven't, then, well, consider yourself lucky.]

[Here's where Ryan and I began the Indie/Rock Roundtable session. We looked at Paul Weller's Sonik Kicks and Delta Spirit's self-titled record. For the Weller record especially, make sure you listen to the podcast and hear some of the nuances of the review, but as for votes: Paul Weller - Me: sideways thumb, Ryan: thumbs up; Delta Spirit - Me and Ryan: thumbs up. Enjoy.]

Paul Weller - "Kling I Klang" [from sonik kicks.]
Paul Weller - "Drifters" [from sonik kicks.]
Delta Spirit - "Empty House" [from their self-titled latest.]
Delta Spirit - "California" [from their self-titled latest.]
Colleen Green - "Goldmine" [from milo goes to compton. a bit of NWA meets the descendents in the title there.]
the Bayonets - "Triumph" [from driver. check out my review over at aquarium drunkard. a great, great album.]
Alabama Shakes - "Rise to the Sun" [from boys and girls which is finally out this week. they'll be at the cat's cradle in carborro this friday night, but it is sold out. for good reason, too.]
Estrangers - "Sprague" [from last year's excellent black ballroom.]
Lightships - "Sweetness in her Spark" [from electric cables. this is the first solo record from teenage fanclub's gerard love. and i think i also botched the song title because of the digital copy of the record i have. whoops. great song, though.]
Whirr - "Hide" [from pipe dreams. shoegazy goodness and we'll hear more.]
Great Lake Swimmers - "Thinkg That You Might Be Wrong" [from new wild everywhere. i'll be honest - this is a band i haven't paid that much attention to over the years. just felt like something a little off my radar all the time. but this is a solid song.]
Bowerbirds - "In the Yard" [from the excellent in the clearing. north carolina represent.]
the Church - "Lost" [from starfish which, well, is just an amazing record.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with some tremendous new music for the whole two hours, so until then, take care.


  • At 9:34 AM, April 05, 2012, Anonymous James O. said…

    Grew up in Houston, listening to Rice University radio, KTRU, in the 80's. It's how I found real, quality music, that commercial radio wouldn't touch. Nothing has changed in that respect! Stumbled on WQFS last year....Stunned! Found your show 2 months ago....Fulfilled! Thank you so much. I'm 50, and this keeps me in touch with my 20 y/o inner self. So sad that so few get to hear music so good. Please, keep it up. Again, Thanks so much!

  • At 8:58 PM, April 09, 2012, Anonymous Simon George said…

    love the blog and yoru dedication to writing about music. keep up the hard work. IStillGotMyGuitar

  • At 11:55 PM, April 14, 2012, Blogger Justin said…

    I think you guys convinced me to get the new Delta Spirit. I love History From Below and had heard the new album was not up to its level but hearing the songs and listening to your thoughts - I think it'll be fine. So, thanks.


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